Valley Forge Military College is pleased to announce that Nate Ware will return to Valley Forge as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Nate began his coaching career at Devereux School in Berwyn, PA in 1970 as Head Boys Basketball Coach and Co-Head Baseball Coach. In 1972, he coached in the Sonny Hill Summer High School league through 1988.
Nate was hired as an assistant coach at Eastern University in 1977 and was named Head Coach in 1984, and continued in the position until 1995. He served as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Valley Forge Military College from 1995-2001.
Nate left Valley Forge to further his career at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia as their Head Women's Basketball Coach in 2001 through 2009. He continued his career at Wilmington University as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach in 2010, the following season he served as the Women’s Head Coach for the 2011 and 2012 seasons, and returned to the men’s side in 2013 as the Men’s Assistant Coach.
With a career record, 638 wins, over 30 championships including college tournaments, district and regional championships, coaching Eastern University’s championship bid in 1987 in Chattanooga, TN, and the all-time current career winningest coach at both Eastern University and the University of the Sciences, Nate is a well-seasoned coach prepared to grow the Women’s Basketball program at Valley Forge Military College.
Nate’s awards include: Small College Hall of Fame, 1997; Eastern University Hall of Fame, 2009; Coach of the Year CACC Conference, 2004; NAIA Eastern Region Coach of the Year; and the NCCAA Eastern Region and National Coach of the Year. He is the current President of the Sam Cozen Small College Coaches Association in the Philadelphia Area, consisting of 27 member colleges within the tri-state area.
Please join us as we welcome Nate Ware back to the Valley Forge Military College community. We look forward to a great season of Women’s Basketball, with Nate at the helm, as new members in the NJCAA!